This is a story!
Starting 30 years ago, we tell it in bite sized chapters with some history and orientation. This is how our evolved, integrated conservation development impacts positively.


Empowering Communmities

Enabling Conservation.

Africa Foundation was born out of the belief that, through effective consultation and collaboration, with legitimate local leadership in place, rural communities are empowered, to develop on a successful and sustainable scale.

Through this methodology Zuka Private Game Reserve partners Africa Foundation to support programmes that positively impact community development balanced symbiotically with wildlife and wilderness conservation.

Involved since inception, Tara and Jessica Getty serve Africa Foundation, as advocates, trustees and donors across the full scope of its African geography and programme portfolio.

Africa Foundation together with government, committed communities and generous donors, has facilitated the socio-economic development of rural communities that immediately surround Zuka Private Game Reserve and further afield; operating in a total of 73 communities, as well as land and seascapes in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Zanzibar.

This is where the magic happens!


“The ocean’s power of regeneration is remarkable ….if we just offer it the chance.”

~ Sir David Attenborough ~

We founded Ocean Family Foundation in 2018 partnering with three other families all equally passionate about the world’s oceans!

We feel an energised responsibility to conserve the marine world so it may thrive for generations to come. Through Ocean Family Foundation we fund and actively support a variety of sustainable programmes that protect the rich biodiversity of the world’s largest and most important wilderness – our life supporting marine biome.

By engaging as families in our endeavours, we hope through exposure and connection, our children will be the intelligent solutionaries and the behavioural shift nature is telling us it needs.

Welcome to our Ocean Family Foundation!


Zuka Private Game Reserve is home to the Getty Asterism, a venture of ecologists, researchers and conservation students pioneering ecology programmes for habitat restoration, as well as the research and monitoring of rare habitats, endemic species, ecosystems and geology.

The Getty Asterism is home to free thinking unconventional capable individuals, and their fresh perspectives.

The Getty Asterism is where we offer support, funding and dynamic opportunities to young scientists to pursue their passion in research and implementation of systems essential in maintaining a healthy, living planet.

The energy of passionate individuals in their euphoric space, developing environmental solutions and ultimately a reputable, collaborative environmental awareness and networking platform, delivered via an open-source channel is how the light shines out of the Getty Asterism.

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“People can achieve great things. The next ten years present us with one of our greatest tests – a decade of action to repair the Earth.”


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